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much. we learned today that pope benedict xvi is hard of hearing and partially blind in one eye. that's from a journalist who interviewed him recently. in ten days, the pope, who is 85 will retire as head of the catholic church. last night he prayed with some of the cardinals who will choose his successor. he then began a week long spiritual retreat. benedict's time as pope has beenl turbulent.ee in the u.s., church attendanceul is down, there is a shortage of priests, and legal settlements from the sex abuse scandal have cost billions of dollars. the boston archdiocese has closed dozens of churches, but in one of those, parishioners have staged a sit-in that's been going on now for eight years. here's elaine quijano. >> reporter: every friday night, christine arnold and her 14- year-old triplets sean, scott and christian, arrive for their overnight shift at st. francis church. the triplets have been coming here since they were six years old. would it be weird to not come here on a friday night? >> it wouldn't feel right. >> reporter: why not? >> because, like, this kind of like our sec
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>>> the surprise resignation of pope benedict is leading to soul searching amongst some catholics. we sat down with nearly two dozen of the faithful. they talked about the role of the church in their lives and where the vatican should go from here. >> pope benedict did something no pope has done in 600 years. he's calling it quits. that poses a question for catholics in this country. how important is the pope to your own faith? >> very important. >> okay. one at a time. >> he's the main figure of the church. everybody looks to him for the answer of everything. i mean if he's not going to be there, then who is everybody going to turn to? >> you're 20 years old. >> right. >> you don't look like a church goer. >> i know. >> but what does he represent to you that makes him so important? >> he's that miracle behind the faith. he will be there whenever something goes wrong. >> first, when i heard it the first thing i thought is what scandal is going to come up? >> if there is something being masked, is he really resigning to not confront it? >> to me, it's a let down. it's discouraging.
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